As a long time fan of X Japan and Yoshiki, I was very excited to hear that he was doing an opening to attack on Titan with Hyde. Red Swan is a beautiful song that inspired me to make this video along with the classic hard hitting opening for Attack on Titan, 紅蓮の弓矢. Hope you'll enjoy!
After many gigs and performances, Nick and I have finally found time to record another medley! This time, it’s songs from Mama Mia! It was a fun process to figure out how to approach this, and we are excited to add this song to our repertoire. Enjoy!
Watch an in depth behind the scenes explanation to an arrangement cover of “Don’t Think Think Twice” by Utada Hikaru, a Kingdom Hearts III Theme Song.
Along with The Legend Of Mindi , I also composed for another short film at the same time. This one is called Like Right Now , Directed by Russell Eresmas and Mindi herself Dianne Mahoney. The story tells of Martin, an average guy who learns an important lesson about the consequences of time travelling.
It was hard not to laugh during the recording process but eventually it all worked out and here is the final product! Hope you all enjoy my 80's party music!
For a more behind the scenes look at the film, visit the Storyhive page at:
Back in July, I composed for a short film called The Legend of Mindi. The film tells a story about Mindi, a gamer, whose quest is to find a job while at the same time, battling her own with difficulties with cognitive and behavioural skills. She associates the challenges and difficulties that she faces along the way with the challenges she faces in video games, and in her own world finds determination and courage.
Now the Storyhive version is finally out! Here it is!
For insight into the making of this project, check out The Legend of Mindi Storyhive page:
I had a fantastic time scoring for this project, and it was even more fun working with familiar friends from Alpacalypse Productions. I had a great time meeting the cast and crew and working with them to make this project happen!
Thank you Alpacalypse for the opportunity and Storyhive by Telus for making this happen!
In high anticipation of Kingdom Hearts III coming out soon (and finally having a release date), I decided to put together this arrangement/remix of classic Kingdom Hearts themes and the official theme song for Kingdom Hearts III "Don't Think Twice" or "誓い" by Utada Hikaru.
Thanks again to PJ Tan for Sponsoring this video, you can check them out here:
To celebrate 12,000 views on the latest music video, the entire orchestral score plus parts are now made available to download for free! Find out more below, and thank you for your support!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Calgary debut! We were very fortunate to have such a hyped up and energetic crowd! I brought Nicholas Yee and Mingmei Xu to Calgary as Orbis to perform at Otafest 2018 which is also the Anime convention's 20th anniversary. Next stop, Animethon!
The 2nd Episode of The Edge - "Elsa vs Zuko" made by Alpacalypse Productions is coming out soon! It was such a pleasure scoring for this awesome action packed episode! Expect more great things from Alpacalypse Productions in the future!
To commemorate its release, I am making the soundtrack used for this episode available for stream and download. Hope you'll enjoy!
I spent my 420 putting together this arrangement of the new God of War game, which is not just a masterpiece for the series but for video games and narrative media in general. I loved Bear McCreary's creation for the new entry in the series, the music really added so much emotion and power to the game that is just too intoxicating to not try and involve myself with. Once again, thanks to PJ Tan for sponsoring this video!
This was a favourite of mine ever since I heard it a few months back and continued to hear during my trip with Kat to Japan. We decided to incorporate some footage we took on the trip in this video as well.
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Just wrapped up a show for University of Alberta doners at the McTaggart home. Playing with Anthony Kha and Mitchel Rees.
Initially a composition made for a client, "Ignition" is my first composition made with mainly electronic instruments. The song was inspired by my interest in cars and driving. I wanted to make a song that fits in the moment of those fun weekend cruises, drives past winding mountain paths, and the feel of the engine rev.
I promised that this would be out before I left for a 2 week trip to Japan, and now after 2 weeks of writing, going back and forth grabbing instruments (thank you PJ Tan & Son Violin Shop), and writing, it's finally complete! The music is just too epic to not cover!
Destiny 2 in itself is a fun and fantastic game (brilliantly polished and optimized as well), but the soundtrack caught me completely off guard. I was so inspired by it soundtrack that I felt like I had to get involved in it. So I came up with this orchestral arrangement/re-orchestration for some of my most favourite Destiny 2 soundtracks. I hope you'll enjoy!
Composed by: Yoko Shimomura
Featuring: Vivid Vision
This weekend marked a special occasion for me, as it was the first time I sat up on a panel at the Edmonton Expo Convention, as well as the first time I did a panel with a film production company. Alpacalypse Productions commissioned me to compose music for their short film "Elsa vs Zuko" starring Skylar Radzion and Daniel Fong as a part of their video series "The Edge". As such, I was asked to join their panel at Edmonton Expo to talk about my part in the short film. It was an amazing experience and it was so great to meet their fans!
The rest of the convention was great as well, but there definitely was an overtone of Star Wars throughout the entire convention.
Veronica approached me to do the instrumental for Heartache by One OK Rock. As a fan of the band as well as her voice, I happily obliged. As an acoustic version, I tried to drive the sound and build it a little more without giving too much emphasis to the pulse of the song to give it a more intimate and sentimental feeling. Veronica of course exceeded my expectations and did such a great job at adding more emotion into the song.
Performing two classical guitar standards repertoire with a new microphone setup.
Composed by: Gustavo SantaolallaRead More